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Mo-Ped Driver Injured After Being Hit by Car in South Carolina
Darrell Paris was riding along U.S. 76 on his mo-ped just outside Tri-County Technical College in South Carolina (SC) when a car came up from behind and hit him. Mr. Paris suffered injuries and was treated at Oconee Medical Center.
Mo-ped accidents are rare, but when they do occur, the damage done to the rider (and the mo-ped) can be extensive. The reason being, your whole body is basically exposed to the elements. If a car collides with your mo-ped, you could potentially suffer a spinal cord injury, facial lacerations, broken bones, and/or a traumatic brain injury (even with a helmet on). We dont know the extent of Mr. Paris injuries, but they could be serious and the trauma associated with being hit by a car can take years to fully recover from.
The driver of the car displayed irresponsible behavior by speeding (if the charges hold up) and should have known better. The statistics on car accidents in South Carolina are pretty disturbing. Someone is injured in a car accident every 10 minutes, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. Nearly 50 people died in 2006 from mo-ped wrecks, according to motorcycle-accidents.com.